France: the rise of Marine Le Pen


  • GuardianMarine Le Pen emerges from father’s shadow: The 42-year-old, twice-divorced, mother-of-three is so popular that several polls show her topping next year’s French presidential first round and sailing through to the final round run-off. She is on a crusade to “soften” her party and strip away the old overtones of racist, antisemitic extremists while defending the core of her father’s nationalism, and courting a new white-collar electorate fearful of crime, immigration, Muslims and losing their jobs… Le Pen’s verdict is that France is on the brink of a revolution to rival that of the Arab world. Social injustice, people who can’t make ends meet, a growing gap between rich and poor, and overwhelming disappointment with president Nicolas Sarkozy means France hasn’t been this angry since the storming of the Bastille.
  • The Breton ConnectionWhy are the French surprised by Marine Le Pen?: The French state is run as the well-oiled clockwork machine with its centre in Paris. An almost military style of bureaucracy is applied to the civil service and society in general.
    The fanatical Jacobin republicanism applied across the French state -all must be equal so all will be forced to be the same- has resulted in the various populations – Breton, Corsican, Catalan, Occitan, Arpitan, Flemish, Alsatian, Norman etc- having their grass-roots identities torn away from them to be replaced by the homogenised product of a militaristic state – the French citizen. …and then they are suprised that the militaristic, identity obsessed, far-right has such a big audience!
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One Response to France: the rise of Marine Le Pen

  1. nilewatch says:

    The Bretons and the spirit of the Vendee’ counter-revolution lives on.

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